February 10, 2016

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PHOTOS: County fair the place to be this week

Hunter, a 3-year-old German shorthaired pointer, jumps after a ball thrown by Mark Matteson, of North Royalton, during a practice session for the Dock Dogs competition Monday at the Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY JUDD SMERGLIA)

Demolition Derby photos

Brittany Fischer, left, and Eric Fisher of Elyria cheer after their cousin Richard Webb of Brunswick wins sub-compact division at the Medina County Fair. (JUDD SMERGLIA)

Demolition Derby: Bill Marrett walks away with win

JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE Richard Webb of Brunswick, right, hits the car of Lodi’s Wendy Wilkinson in the Sub-compact division of the 80s & Newer Demolition Derby.

Matthew Doyle | The Gazette MEDINA — Bill Marrett wasn’t the fan favorite on Monday night at the 80’s and Newer Demolition Derby, but he left the 2013 Medina County Fair as the champion. His conservative driving tactics did not receive great reviews from young and old derby fans, but it was the reason behind Read More…

Liverpool Twp. church enters Demolition Derby at county fair

Marty Naumilket, left, and Mark Cereshko discuss the engine of a car to be used by a team from LifeSpring Community Church in the Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair. The men, members of the men’s ministry at the church, got together Wednesday to work on a new paint job and make sure the car was ready for Monday’s derby. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

Church get-togethers usually include bake sales, picnics and Sunday sermons. But the congregation at LifeSpring Community Church in Liverpool Township came up with something a bit more exciting. On Monday night, more than 50 church members went to the Demolition Derby at the Medina County Fair to cheer on Ray Eggert, who represented the church Read More…

PHOTO: 2013 Medina County Fair king and queen named

Caleb Parker and Emily Howard were named 2013’s Medina County Fair king and queen Monday night.  Parker will be a senior at Medina High School and Howard attends the University of Akron.  Six young women and two young men from around the county competed for the titles, which grant the winners a chance to compete for Ohio State Fair king and queen next January.  Each contestant was asked a random question and given a word to describe what the meaning held for him or her. Three judges decided the winners based on each contestant’s poise, personality, communication skills, activities and leadership skills among other things.

COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE: Monday, July 29 through Sunday, August 4

Monday, Veterans Day 8 a.m. Jr. Fair Swine Show, Swine Arena 9 a.m. Jr. Fair Horse/Pony Show, Horse Arena Jr. Fair Rabbit Show, Building 40 Hay Show, Building 5 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Health Screenings, Pavilion 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Veteran’s Displays and Entertainment 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jr, Fair Birthday Read More…

Medina County Fair begins today, concludes Sunday

Anna Stallard, 13, of Seville, brushes “Mama,” a 2-year-old American Fuzzy Lop rabbit Sunday in preparation for the Medina County Fair. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY KIERA MANION-FISCHER)

The 168th Medina County Fair opens today with something old and something even older: Civil War re-enactors and sushi. Fair board President Conrad Haneberg was driving up North Court Street in Medina when he noticed the mobile sushi truck parked at Sushi on the Roll. He asked if the owners might take it to the Read More…

Getting ready for the county fair

Dan "Red" Sexton tries to keep a cable taut while working on "Catch 'n' Air" on Wednesday at the Medina County Fairgrounds in Medina. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

Carnival rides hold a special place for fairgoers — the Medina County Fair is no exception. But somebody has to build and operate the rides. A week before the Medina fair was scheduled to open Monday, 11 men from Bates Amusement — most sporting tattoos, some shirtless and all turned a deep bronze from so Read More…

County fair: Demo derbies, motocross and Rough Trucks are big draws

Popular sporting events like Rough Truck, above, and motocross, below, return to the Medina County Fairgrounds next week. Last year, Adam Kisilewicz of Seville, above, plowed through the mud in the Rough Truck competition. Justin Russell of Medina, below,  takes off for a jump during last year’s motocross. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

MEDINA — They’re consistent, familiar, affordable and entertaining. That’s always the best way to describe the motorsports events at the Medina County Fair, which opens Monday. “It just seems like we’re a motorsports county,” said Mike Frantz, who is in his 10th year as a fair board director. “We draw well with those events and Read More…